Acre Coffee Opens Sixth Café in Sebastopol

Carey Sweet

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Since the first Acre Coffee opened in Sonoma County in 2011, the independently owned café has proven it can take on the big boys, like Starbucks and Peet’s. Case in point: owners Steve Decosse, Sharon Fitzgerald and Britt Galler have just opened their sixth Acre Coffee location in Sebastopol, serving their beloved coffees, teas, all-day breakfasts, and gourmet sandwiches. Sweetening the success, the family-owned company has also just signed a lease for a new concept, Acre Pizza, at The Barlow in Sebastopol.

three dogs in front of Acre Coffee in Sebastopol in Sonoma County

The new spot, on Gravenstein Highway north of Fircrest Avenue, follows the successful format of first-rate beans roasted daily in a lighter style, and signature bites like the housemade granola paired with Straus Family yogurt and seasonal fruit.

Bean varieties are described like wines. The organic Bodega has notes of brown sugar and marmalade, the Furlong house espresso blend shows chocolate fudge, stone fruit and cinnamon, and the MokaJava Classic sings with chocolate, raspberry and caramel. The most powerful beans, the 1080 Dark Roast, beckon with dark chocolate, molasses and stout.

While many corporate coffee chains offer pre-made snacks, Acre creates its own fresh fare. That means all-day treats like steel cut oats with chia, flax, dried cherries, walnuts and brown sugar; gluten free frittata with organic eggs, seasonal vegetables and cheddar; and wild Alaskan smoked salmon with cream cheese capers and pickled onions on MH pain de mie.

image of tuna melt on a plate at Acre Coffee in Sonoma County

For lunch and beyond, Acre offers demi-baguettes stuffed with delicacies like salami, white cheddar and pepper jam; grilled cheese on Redbird Bread pain de mie; and Zoe's Black Forest ham with coffee mustard and gruyere on ciabatta. 

For specialty drinks, Acre crafts creative concoctions like Keto Coffee made with house-brewed coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil; and turmeric latte with unsweetened almond milk.

The new store means that Acre now has three locations in Petaluma, two in Santa Rosa, and one in Sebastopol.

Details: 962 Gravenstein Hwy, Sebastopol, 707-329-6149,